“With its mist-shrouded karst peaks, fairy tale Guilin is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque towns in all of China.”

Situated on the west bank of the Li River in southern China, scenic Guilin is an incredibly popular tourist destination and a rapidly developing city. Its jagged karsts are easily spotted from anywhere around the urban area itself, giving the city a truly unique vibe.

Guilin’s beauty has been celebrated for generations by painters and poets who were enthralled by the unusual rock formations, the crystal waters, and the rolling green hills that surround the city. As Tang Dynasty poet Han Yu mused: “the river winds like a green silk ribbon, while the hills are like jade hairpins”. 

Guilin

Fast Facts
  • Time Difference GMT + 8 approx
  • Currency Chinese Yuan
  • Flight Time 14 hours from UK
  • Capital Beijing
  • Best time to go April to October

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